Francisco Guillermo Ochoa Magana is a professional football player from Mexico who plays as a goalkeeper. Ochoa is a product of the famed youth system at Club America where he broke into the first team at the age of 18, in 2003.
At the 2004 Clausura tournament, Ochoa made his debut against CF Monterrey where he showed glimpses of the potential that got him into the team in the first place. Ochoa took a more permanent role of playing the replacement keeper especially when Adolfo Rios got injured. Sharing the starting role with Rios, Club America decided to mould Ochoa into the role of the starting keeper, under Rios’ guidance. Slowly, the young keeper reached the top level and when Rios retired in 2004, Club America already had a keeper ready in Ochoa.
A change in coach saw Oscar Ruggeri take over the top job at the club, which meant the end of Ochoa’s reign at the top of the goalkeeper pile. Diego Sebastian Saja came in from Argentina to take that spot and Ochoa was placed as a backup once again.
Six games into the new season, Ruggeri got fired and soon after, new coach Mario Carrillo decided to reinstate Ochoa to the top spot with immediate effect. Since then, Ochoa has been one of the only two players to have played every single game for Club America, along with Jose Antonio Castro, barring injuries and international duty.
Ochoa won the 2005 Clausura tournament title with Club America as well as the “Campeon de Campeones” or “Champion of Champions” title the same year. In 2006, he won the CONCACAF Champions Cup with Club America while also winning the 2008 Interliga title.